Bus and Taxi Services in Gibraltar

Information on getting around Gibraltar by bus or taxi; details of bus routes with links to timetables and ticket information, and where to find a taxi stand...

Bus services in Gibraltar are operated by the Gibraltar Bus Company and Calypso Transport. The Gibraltar Bus Company is owned by the Government of Gibraltar and operates seven of the eight bus routes in the territory. Gibraltar Bus Company buses are blue.

Calypso Transport buses provide service on Route 5 between the city centre, and the airport and border with Spain (Frontier). These red double decker buses are operated jointly with the Gibraltar Bus Company. Buses at the Frontier/airport stop on Winston Churchill Avenue, a short walk from the airport terminal.


Concessions are available for some passengers including senior citizens and non-residents working in Gibraltar; children travel at a reduced price.

  • Find information about ticket prices and who can benefit from free travel

People with Disabilities

Buses have low floors and are accessible to people with a disability.

Bus Routes in Gibraltar

Route 5 – Frontier to City Centre

Route 5 is the only bus route in Gibraltar that goes to the Frontier (airport and border with Spain) and operates from the Frontier to Market Place in the city centre. Buses are red.

The bus runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays, and every 20 minutes on Sundays and bank holidays.

Buses on all other routes are blue.

  • Route 1 – Upper Town Route
  • Route 2 – From Market Place to Line Wall Road
  • Route 3 – Circular route for the Upper South District
  • Route 4 – Lower South District – East Side
  • Route 7 – Mt. Alvernia
  • Route 8 – Black Strap Cove to mid Main Street
  • Route 9 – Rosia to Market Place Terminus


Gibraltar to Malaga

There is a bus service operated by Portillo from Malaga Central Bus Station to Línea de la Concepción at the Spanish/Gibraltar border. From the bus stop it is approximately ten minutes’ walk to the Gibraltar border.

This route has buses that do not stop at all the towns along the way, and slower buses that do stop at all bus stops. The journey takes about three hours and there are generally four buses a day.

Cable Car

The cable car runs from the Base Station to the Top Station at 412m above sea level. There is an intermediate station called Apes Den.

The cable car operates approximately every 10 minutes during the day. No reservation is required. It is located on the southern end of Main Street, next to the Alameda Botanical Gardens. Bus numbers 2, 3 and 4 all stop near the cable car base station.

The cable car runs from 09:30–19:15 daily (17:15 between 1 November and 31 March). The last cable car down is at 19:45 (17:45 in winter)

The cable car does not stop at the middle station during the months of April until October and is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Taxi stands can be found outside the airport terminal and at the following locations:

  • Frontier
  • Casemates Square
  • Piazza
  • Anglican Cathedral
  • Trafalgar Cemetery

In addition to the taxi stands there is also a 24 hour radio taxi service available.

Taxis have meters but certain drivers have set prices for certain routes. There can also be a surcharge for luggage.

Many taxi firms can cater for tours of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve or can act as tour guides.